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The Drummer Café Adds a New Entrée to Its Multimedia Menu … DrummerCafé.TV

Bart Elliott’s Drummer Café, a premier drum/percussion community website for drummers and percussionists around the world, proudly announces the latest addition to its entrée menu … DrummerCafé.TV! The Drummer Café is widely known as having one of the best drum/percussion forums on the Internet, but over the past seven years has grown into a leading supplier of drumming news, reviews, interviews, lessons, articles and audio/video resources. Like much of the

Archaeological Sensation in Austria

Scientists from the University of Vienna unearth the earliest evidence of Jewish inhabitants in Austria Archaeologists from the Institute of Prehistory and Early History of the University of Vienna have found an amulet inscribed with a Jewish prayer in a Roman child's grave dating back to the 3rd century CE at a burial ground in the Austrian town of Halbturn. The 2.2-centimeter-long gold scroll represents the earliest sign of

Vernissage TV broadcasts live and interactive from Open Space / Art Cologne 2008 …

Basel, March 13, 2008 - As a premiere Vernissage TV art tv will be broadcasting the Open Space Art Talks program live and interactive from the international art fair Art Cologne 2008. This live program will stream as Web TV Special on the Art Cologne, Open Space and Vernissage TV websites on April 16-18, 2008. The live coverage not only provides art lovers with the opportunity to attend the Open Space

The Red Wednesday, a fire-connected festivity

"Give me your fiery red color/ take back my wintry sallowness." The Red Wednesday, counts among the only two extant one of those fire-connected festivities. It is an annual ritual which is held on the eve of the last Wednesday of the Iranian year. From among the Aryan festivals and feasts, some of the most important ones pertained to fire, the symbol of good health, cultivation, light, and purity to the

Free Dance Magazine Opens a World of Audition Opportunities to Australian Dancer …

Dance starts here…Dance Informa is Australia’s new Internet Based Dance Magazine and is the place where dreams begin. Designed to educate dancers about the happenings of the Australian Dance Scene, Dance Informa is Australia’s only online dance magazine and is sent straight to dancers’ email boxes. It opens up the world of opportunity to Australian dancers by informing them of all the dance auditions, events, workshops and performances happening across
03-12-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE Releases “Ave Maria” CD

Compilation Highlights Sacred Music Through the Centuries WAKE FOREST, N.C. (March 12, 2008) – “Great Sacred Music” host Ken Hoover of WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org, announces today the release of the station’s CD “Ave Maria: Gregorian Chants to Today’s Favorites.” It includes vocal, ensemble and instrumental interpretations. The poetic music ranges from Gregorian and Russian chants to late twentieth century favorites by Rachmaninov and Biebl. “It is a collection of inspirational

New novel, “Anonymous” written in Palahniuk style

March 11, 2008 - Jason Tanamor, award-winning writer and author, has a new novel out called, “Anonymous.” The novel is a series of stories. Stories are what make the world go round. And they’re also what keep a group of prisoners going. Everyday, locked up in their cell, these prisoners spill their guts to the others through toilets and drain pipes, hoping to “pass” the time until they are able


Sample Developer, Inspiration Sounds, have announced new ACID Loops and Apple Loops editions of their much acclaimed “Funked Up” Sample series. They have completely re-formatted the series into ACIDized Wave files for ACID Pro and Apple Loops for Garageband, Logic, Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack. About Funked Up: Funked Up was recorded in the Inspiration Sounds’ Pro Tools HD studio and it features 770MB of the finest funky house and funk

CPI is an Online Indian outsourcing Graphic design firm offering professional Cl …

Bangalore, India, 11 March, 2008: Clipping Path India (CPI) is a professional graphic design firm. As an online outsourcing company, CPI is providing professional Clipping path & Photoshop Masking at low cost. Clipping Path India provides offshore overnight service for their clients. CPI can provide only 6 hours turnaround time depend on complexity and number of images. CPI will provide discount for bulk images (Fixed number of images for per

A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas 8th Annual Black History Concert

(Charlotte, North Carolina) – March 6, 2008 – A Sign Of The Times of the Carolinas (ASOTT) celebrates African – American women and their heritage during their 8th Annual Black History Concert. The concert entitled “The Quilt: Covering Mothers, Mommies and Mamas” event will take place Saturday, March 29th in the West Charlotte High School Auditorium (2219 Senior Drive) at 6:00 PM. The performance will highlight the beauty,

Amazon Semifinalists Launch

Community Creates Literary Site for Networking and Promotion CHICAGO, Illinois – March 10, 2008 –, an online showcase, network and marketplace for writers, was launched on March 1, 2008. ABNA Books is a place for writers to present their work, keep track of fellow writers’ news and publications, and get the attention of publishers and agents. What began as a group of entrants and semifinalists in the “Amazon Breakthrough Novel
03-10-2008 | Arts & Culture

UK based Spink Acquires Smythe, New York’s oldest dealer and Auctioneer

London, England - March 8, 2008 - Spink, the world’s leading auctioneers of Coins, Stamps, Medals and Banknotes, Bonds and Share Certificates, based in London and established 1666, has acquired R.M. Smythe & Company, specialists in Antique Stocks and Bonds, Banknotes, Coins, and Autographs, based in New York City and established in 1880. Both Spink and Smythe are known around the globe for their illustrious histories, impeccable reputations and unparalleled fills the void for part time musicians

11th March 2008, Bangalore - No artist creates in a vacuum and, a startup from Bangalore fills the vacuum that exists for part-time musicians by making available a niche music network to share their music, get feedback from and count on when in need of professional advice. Launched six months back, Muziboo already has a few thousand members from a variety of musical backgrounds that includes sound engineers, short-film
03-10-2008 | Arts & Culture Publishes Industry Directory of Voice Over Coaches

The highly anticipated Voice Coaches Network at is rolling out several new tools to help people who want to find a voice over coach locate, listen to and contact the voice teacher of their choice using an innovative web platform accessible from anywhere in the world via the Internet. The Voice Coaches Directory is the newest addition to the network and lists dozens of qualified voice over instructors situated in

International theatre show about Human Rights

For 25 years Spanish mime actor Carlos Martínez has been performing throughout Europe, dedicating much of his work to the topic of Human Rights. The technique of mime has allowed the actor to cross not only language barriers but also to bring fresh glimpses into the reality behind the words of this important declaration. Different disciplines in the arts such as painting, theatre, comics, advertising, poetry and music, are embracing imaginative

Eastern Toys Launches Spring Holiday Sale

Brooklyn,NY c - March 7, 2008 – In an effort to capture holiday enthusiasts this spring, Eastern Toys, a leading online retailer of special occasion costumes and props, has broadened its selection in time for the annual Easter rush. The company simultaneously announced it’s first-ever Easter Bunny sale, offering a 10 percent discount for all customers who use the coupon code: EASTER. Eastern Toys serves both business and individual consumers

Childrens' Book And CD Set For Release June 28th

Chisel Hedgehog Crazy Great Summer by Perry Crompton is intended to be an interactive book for children, with stories to read, songs to listen to, pictures to look at and color, a web page to view, and games to play. The CD that comes with the book is not an audio version of the text, it is a musical accompaniment that can be listened to by itself or while children

Mtv Dance Troop, Local Artists Combine For Hair+art = Heart Benefit Presented By …

Local MTV superstar Enigma Kru will join other dance troops, local artists and student hairstylists at the Hair + Art = Heart benefit Saturday, March 8 at the Czar nightclub (located and 1420 East Seventh Avenue) in Ybor City. This special event, presented by Tribeca Color Salon, South Tampa\'s premiere salon, will include a silent auction, hair design competition and music spun by area DJs. Everyone 18 years or older

Flash Drives to be adopted by major Asian record label as replacement for CD.

The Death of the CD is at hand. Sales have plummeted nearly 53% over the last 5 years and a whole generation of consumers are now no longer even familiar with the CD as a concept or the idea that a record store is the place to find the \"next big thing\". Record labels have reacted either by standing by and watching as the retail industry tanks or by litigating

Walking the Talk - An Interview with Brandon Wilson, World Peace Walker and Auth …

(Christopher Gortner, author of The Secret Lion, talks with award-winning author/explorer Brandon Wilson about the rigors and pleasures of his recent 2600-mile peace walk from France to Jerusalem. adapted from the web blog Historical Boys: Historical Fiction for Men and Women) Christopher: I'm breaking the mold here at Historical Boys to feature Brandon Wilson, an amazing world traveler and writer. Though Brandon isn't an historical fiction writer, history permeates his work
03-06-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE “Opera House” Features Damsels in Distress

Robert Galbraith’s Theme for Spring Quarter is “Women in Crisis” WAKE FOREST, N.C. (March 5, 2008)— announces today that its Thursday evening “Opera House” spring quarter theme will be a look at opera from a feminine viewpoint. The program airs Thursday nights at 7 p.m. ET. “Women in Crisis is a compelling exploration of how artists respond to the drama of crisis from a feminine perspective,” says host Robert

The English Theatre meets Frankfurt Marriott Hotel

High quality and internationalism is the aim to connect „The English Theatre” in Frankfurt with the Frankfurt Marriott Hotel in order to present a new and brilliant achievement of European Theatre Culture, with the German actress Sonya Kraus and the well known recognized artist Tim Hardy, the hotel is offering a weekend package for its multilingual guests. The arrangement includes the following services: ticket of the best category including a welcome-drink

OzFree’s Guide to Learning A Second Language Online

Internet offers vast possibilities for self improvement, once of which is for learning to speak and read a second language. It would be an edge to be bilingual in our world where there are many languages used in different countries. This advantage can be used on workplace, school, traveling on a foreign country and other circumstances. Below are OzFree’s guide on learning a second language online 1. According to CIA World factbook


Festival Combines Live Screening of Competing International Shorts with Online Showcasing HOLLYWOOD, CA - March 3rd, 2008 – The Very Short Movies Festival unveils its third annual film festival with a new structure embracing the online world with VSM Cinema. The event is launching on March 13th 2008 at Cinespace in Hollywood with a Red Carpet Opening Gala. The party will kick off with the screening of VSM’s 2007 festival winners

Dulce-Amargo - Jackie’s ode to the Mexican people

At the beginning of 2008 Jackie Sleper , the winner of the section “Sculpture and Installation” at the Florence Biennale 2007, will go to Mexico for several solo exhibitions curated by Matty Roca, commencing with the Museo de la Cultura Maya de Chetumal. For these exhibitions, the Dutch artist has realized a series of works inspired by and dedicated to Frida Kahlo and to Mexico. Jackie Sleper has always been fascinated

GLBT Organizations Build Bridges Between Generations of GLBT Storytellers

The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society and the Lambda Literary Foundation have joined forces to celebrate the contributions of three generations of GLBT Storytellers. The two organizations will host a series of conversations, entitled “Passing On The Pen,” designed to pair some of the pioneers of GLBT literature with today’s emerging GLBT storytellers. “This is the first time anyone has ever done anything like this” says


For gay men who remember San Francisco’s South of Market Scene scene in the 1960s and 70s, Chuck Arnett\'s large-scale painted murals that adorned iconic gay bars like the Stud, the Tool Box, and the Detour, provided the backdrop for an era. Arnett, who would have turned 80 this month, is the subject of an ongoing exhibit in the galleries of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender (GLBT) Historical Society.

The cockerel crows for Susanne Palencia Molina

The artist Susanne Palencia Molina has been working together with her colleague from to produce a 1.6-meter cockerel sculpture for the city of Frankfurt-Oder. The cockerel, being the city’s emblem, will be the focal point of a project to reinvigorate the city’s pride. The plan is to present multiple uniquely painted editions of the sculpture throughout the city. The idea has already received support from the city’s Mayor, local
03-03-2008 | Arts & Culture

WCPE, TheClassicalStation.Org, Now Available in Kinston, N.C.

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (February 29, 2008) — General Manager Deborah S. Proctor of WCPE is proud to announce that Kinston, N.C. is now part of the WCPE broadcast reach. Great Classical Music can now be heard 24/7 at 93.7 on the FM dial. The station launched its broadcast on February 25, 2008. “Great Classical Music is alive and well in this country,” says Proctor. “WCPE has grown in reach and

Photographer in Okinawa Japan wins silver in international Davey Awards

John Burgreen took silver for his work on the Nakamura House feature article layout, work he does regularly for MCCS\'s Okinawa Living Magazine. Okinawa Living Magazine is the largest English magazine in Okinawa, Japan. “The incredible quality and growth of entries again proves that creative excellence, fresh ideas and great conceptual execution is a hallmark of the best small agencies and firms” noted Linda Day, director of the IAVA. She added,

British born sculptor Paul Egan chosen to create coat of arms sculpture for Fran …

Berlin/Frankfurt-Oder, 28.02.2008. The Berlin based artist and sculptor Paul Egan has been chosen to create a sculpture of the Frankfurt-Oder Cockerel, the city’s coat of arms. The sculpture will provide the basis for a project similar to the highly successful one now running in the German capital, known as the “Berlin Buddy Bear”. The project is being supervised by the “Investor Center Ostbrandenburg”, and has even now gained wide support

Heinrich Zille drawings discovered in a house that burnt down featured at Ketter …

Hamburg, 27 February 2008, (kk) - While clearing out a house in Berlin that had been struck by lightning, an administrative receiver found several drawings by Heinrich Zille. Now they are to go under the hammer at the Ketterer Kunst Modern Art & Post War auctions to be held in Hamburg on 4 and 5 April 2008. At stake are over half a dozen lots carrying an overall
02-28-2008 | Arts & Culture

PicassoMio Features Lighting Elements to Warm Up Homes in Long Wait for Spring

Madrid, Miami – 29 February 2008 In anticipation of the arrival of spring light and spring cleaning, buyers are taking a new interest in household light elements that use LED light technology to warm up cold and worn spaces. Such lighting elements are no longer purchased solely for functionality; emerging artists such as German designer Robert Schlegel are creating lighting elements that are the objects of desire of new and veteran

Comedian Earns Standing Ovation at Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Bea …

February 25, 2008 – Palm Beach Gardens, FL – Award-winning comedian Jade Esteban Estrada earned a standing ovation on Sunday, February 3, 2008 for his performance of “ICONS: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 2” at Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The solo musical was written and performed by Estrada and directed by David Miguel Estrada. This was his second

The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle to Feature Clarinetist Alexander Fiterstei …

Award-Winning Clarinetist to Perform at March 16 Concert CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (February 27, 2008) – Lorenzo Muti, artistic director and conductor for The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, announces today that the orchestra’s March 16 concert will feature a performance by award-winning clarinetist Alexander Fiterstein. The 3 p.m. concert will be held at the Carolina Theatre in Durham. The concert will consist of Fiterstein as soloist in performances

Artists Shawn McNulty and Michael Sweere exhibit colorful paintings in Criminale …

Shawn McNulty and Michael Sweere bring forth a fully-saturated spectacle for your eyes. Rosalux Gallery in Minneapolis is proud to announce it’s upcoming show \"CRIMINALES di CROMATICO,\" opening March 5th and running through March 30th, 2008. An artist\'s reception will be held at Rosalux Gallery Saturday, March 8th, from 7-10 pm. Shawn McNulty and Michael Sweere are Rosalux veterans, but offer up their first exhibition together at the gallery. Both artists share a

Bibliotheca presents customized RFID products at PLA

Bibliotheca RFID Library Systems will be exhibiting at the PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (PLA) convention to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota from March 26th to the 28th. “This is the premier public library event that is held only once every two years in the US”, said Emmett Erwin, the President and CEO of Bibliotheca Inc, “we are proud to be a supporter”. The Bibliotheca booth will be filled with new, innovative products

Brains and Beauty – cleverly packaged in a custom wooden sign

WEST GRANBY, CT (March 1, 2008) – Two years ago, Jean-Luc Godard, owner of a small sign shop in Connecticut was faced with the eternal challenge common to many small start-ups: How to distinguish our product/service from the competition? “The custom signage industry and especially the artisanal carved sign sector is fairly competitive” explains Jean-Luc Godard, “you really need to provide high quality and cost effectiveness to make it”.
02-27-2008 | Arts & Culture

Voice Coaches Network Powered by Makes it Debut

Building relationships and facilitating connections is a specialty at and their recent endeavor with voice over coaches is no exception. After years of nurturing and developing relationships with the top voice over instructors in North America and abroad, the company thought it time to standardize and make public the amazing opportunities available to voice over trainers, christening the new initiative the \" Voice Coaches Network\" ( ).

Organ Recital at The Presbyterian Church in Westfield, NJ

The Presbyterian Church of Westfield, located at 140 Mountain Avenue, Westfield, NJ invites you to hear Jason Klein perform an organ recital on Sunday, March 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary. He will be playing a variety of music, including pieces from artists Bach, Dupre, Ferko, Leighton, Mendelssohn and Strayhorn. All members of the community, young and old, are invited to attend this free concert. What a

New CD Release by Italian Pianist Roberta Pili

The Italian pianist Roberta Pili presents her new Album titled „Mirrors“. The production has been released as a triple-CD Box on her own Label Roberta Pili Piano Records®. The live recording was realized during a solo piano recital in Germany, gaining high praise by the press and critics. When choosing a programme for a solo piano recital, Roberta Pili always combines works that build a musical and historical line as well as

Thai Toys see a promising future with expected 5% export growth

BANGKOK - 25 February 2008 -- Ms. Duangjai Koosrivinij, President of the Thai Toy Industry Association, said the association is confident that Thailand’s toy export value would increase at least 5 percent this year if there is no further baht appreciation. She noted that toys made of the natural materials and educational toys have the brightest future, due to the higher demands in the global market. “We are
02-25-2008 | Arts & Culture

Huesday returns this spring

On Thursday, February 28th, will launch the opening day of huesdayfeb in Delhi, featuring artists Yati Jaiswal and K Jagjit Singh. Huesdays will be monthly exhibits celebrating works of emerging talent, with the aim to create a platform for the exchange of ideas between fresh talent, acclaimed maestros, critics, collectors & eager novices, and have a blast while at it. Running from the last Thursday to Sunday of every

Mesmerizing Music and Dazzling Dance at BITS Pilani Rajasthan Ragamalika's Sanga …

Among the Music Festivals of India although much has been written about the Chembai Music Festival, Dover Lane Music Festival, Gunidas Sangit Sammelan, ITC SangeetSammelan, Saptak Music Festival, Sawai Gandharva Sangeet Mahotsav, Tansen Music Festival, Thyagaraja Music Festival etc not much has been written about Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS) Pilani Rajasthan's Sangamam. Ragamalika, the classical dance and music club of BITS, Pilani was established in 1990 by

Critics Praise Estrada's Comedic Tribute to Anton Chekhov

February 19, 2008 – Minneapolis, MN – Comedy Central star Jade Esteban Estrada received a standing ovation on opening night of his tenth solo theatre show, “Chek it, Baby: A Fabulous Explanation of Anton Chekhov’s Fiercest Plays” at the Bryant Lake Bowl in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The show was a featured production for the 2008 Twin Cities Chekhov Festival. “It was genuinely funny,” raves Steve Marsh of Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine. “The

The Relevant Stage at Warner Grand Theatre Gears up for their Second Show

In residence at Warner Grand Theatre, one of the few large theatres operating in Los Angeles, is a spunky, new theatre company with a true artistic focus: producing performing arts works that explore current social issues. With a mission mantra of “Challenge Hearts… Engage Minds… Expose Truths” The Relevant Stage sets course for its second production coming in May, 2008, Over There/Over Here. The Warner Grand Theatre where this

Focus ARCO 2008 and Art Scene Madrid on Vernissage TV

Basel, February 22 2008 -- The current and upcoming episodes on Vernissage TV focus on the art scene in Madrid, Spain and the 27th International Contemporary Art Fair ARCO 08. This year\'s edition of ARCO has seen significant changes. In its aspiration to improve the competitiveness of the fair the fair management invited more galleries from outside of Spain. Vernissage TV\'s coverage of the fair comprises of a two part walkthrough
02-22-2008 | Arts & Culture
Neo NohCon


Special Taisho-Koto and Traditional Japanese Dance Event at Daemen College BUFFALO, NY- February 22, 2008- Neo Nohcon, an intimate indie-college con at Daemen College in Buffalo, New York is excited to announce the addition of a special Taisho-Koto Performance + Traditional Japanese Dance on day two of the con, Saturday March 8, at 8:00PM. This event will be not only a great cultural gem, but also a great opportunity for the

Artist on the Rise, Gary Pfaff, Heads Back to South Carolina Following His Tour …

Atlanta, GA (February 21, 2008) - Coming off the release of his first live album (“Under the Influence Live”) and The Rock Boat VIII, Gary Pfaff is more excited than ever to get back on the road. He has a bit of business to finish in his hometown of Atlanta, GA – he is in the process of recording another album. In the midst of writing and recording
02-22-2008 | Arts & Culture

Annual Voicey Award Winners Presented by

The 2nd Annual Voicey Awards took place via the VOX Talk podcast on February 22, 2008 airing at 6 p.m. EST. The awards recognize voice actors for their career accomplishments, vocal prowess and contributions to the voice over industry. This year promises to be very exciting. With the addition of several new categories, the Voicey Awards has expanded from five award categories to nine that are poised to honor

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